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    "the ballast went troppo" ha ha ha ! I know what...

    "the ballast went troppo" ha ha ha !
    I know what you mean mate.
    Does everyone?
    Nick
  2. Thread: Gold earrings

    by NickD
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    Very nice Theresa. Your friend should be...

    Very nice Theresa. Your friend should be delighted with those.
    I've only used gold once, 18ct for a bezel, and I have the residual dust safely tucked away too!
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    What a great idea Theresa! Thanks.I'm planning on...

    What a great idea Theresa! Thanks.I'm planning on 5mm peridots.
    Nick
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    Yes, that's the one. Thanks v much . I knew I'd...

    Yes, that's the one.
    Thanks v much . I knew I'd seen the name swhere Mizgeorge.
    Thanks too Dennis. I think what I.ll do now though is as Dennis suggests,make a standard bezel setting and then cut...
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    Nice necklace Dennis but I'm thinking of sth like...

    Nice necklace Dennis but I'm thinking of sth like an aspirin shaped stone with the bezel around the edge , so in effect you can see "through" the gem.
    Nick
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    What is it I want to make?

    I want to make a chain with probably peridot gems spread along the circumference.
    My plan is to wrap a bezel around the edge of a tablet shaped stone with jumprings attached, but what is this...
  7. Thread: Drilling bronze

    by NickD
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    Diamond tip bit ? I'd just go and ask in a tool...

    Diamond tip bit ?
    I'd just go and ask in a tool shop Sheen. They know their (bronze) onions.
    Nick.
    It shouldn't break the bank.
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    Ah yes. Thanks Dennis. I've got one but still...

    Ah yes. Thanks Dennis. I've got one but still can't think how i(used to) refer to it .
    :O)
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    Sorry to be so dim MissP but what is a bench...

    Sorry to be so dim MissP but what is a bench block?
    Nick
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    Umm... copy!

    Umm... copy!
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    Lovely lines Animal (?) Nutty (?) Wrens are one...

    Lovely lines Animal (?) Nutty (?) Wrens are one of my favourites birds. They have areal character I think. Nick
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    Ver nice (again) Dennis. Nick

    Ver nice (again) Dennis.
    Nick
  13. Very sharp Dennis. I like it. Nick

    Very sharp Dennis. I like it.
    Nick
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    Radio 6. Gideon Coe on iplayer.Preferably loud....

    Radio 6. Gideon Coe on iplayer.Preferably loud.
    Nick
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    Beautiful! Love that bird! Nick ( and the flower)

    Beautiful! Love that bird!
    Nick ( and the flower)
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    Thanks for that Peter. I'll check out the wool...

    Thanks for that Peter. I'll check out the wool too. I've never heard of it.
    Nick
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    Gas and air torch

    Hi good people.
    I've done a couple of courses where we used a gas and air torch enabling much quicker heating of steel for punch making.
    However, I can't seem to find one for sale and I'm not...
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    Thanks v much guys. Now I know.

    Thanks v much guys. Now I know.
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    And watch out for skin too!

    And watch out for skin too!
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    Yep, Coping saw will do that.Just don't be left...

    Yep, Coping saw will do that.Just don't be left holding v small pieces that need cutting as they aren't as manouevreable as our jewellers' saws. Similar price to an Eclipse too if I remember...
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    Sorry to drag this up again but my customer (...

    Sorry to drag this up again but my customer ( daughter) has very high standards. I'm making a ring and have only used thus far the cheapo "plastic tie " type of finger measure,slid this onto my...
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    Didn't I read s.where this can be done with fine...

    Didn't I read s.where this can be done with fine silver?
    I've never tried though[-X
  23. Thread: Stones

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    Love that white opal! Nick

    Love that white opal!
    Nick
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    Yes, thanks Peter. What I do lately is draw sth...

    Yes, thanks Peter. What I do lately is draw sth in a sketch book, trace it, whiten the metal and then use carbon paper. Why oh why do I choose large designs.You're right, i'll buy sth cheaper and...
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    which white gouache?

    Just wondering if others use this for transferring designs and if so, which brand?
    I've been using Windsor and Newton but it ain't cheap.
    Do alternatives work as well which I suspect they might?...
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